Past Events

Marlee Kline Annual Lecture in Social Justice: March 26, 7 pm - 9 pm, Allard Hall Rm 104

Joing Allard Law's Centre for Feminist Legal Studies for the Annual Marlee Kilne Lecture in Social Justice on Thursday, March 26, 2015, featuring Professor Coleen Flood of the University of Ottawa, "The Poverty of Health Human Rights in Canada". For more details, click here.

Canadian Refugee Policy Goes Punitive: A Look at Government Cuts to Refugee Health Care: Feb 26, 2015, 12:30 pm @ Allard Room 104

The UBC Chapter of Canadian Lawyers Abroad in partnership with the Social Justice Action Network is pleased to host a panel discussion featuring Professor Efrat Arbel, Aris Daghighian, and Lobat Sadrehashemi. The speakers will discuss the ongoing Charter challenge in Doctors for Refugee Care v Canada, a case contesting the constitutionality of government cuts to Interim Federal Health Program, a program that provides basic, life saving health care for refugees.  

Join us for this lunch time panel on February 26, 2015 @ 12:30, in Room 104. For more information, please click here.

Building a Social Housing Legacy for the Future: Feb 26, 2015, 7 pm @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts  

Please join the Jim Green Memorial Event entitled “Building a Social Housing Legacy for the Future.” The forum will include a panel discussion with diverse voices on how Vancouver can achieve affordability and social housing objectives in the years to come. UBC Law professor Margot Young will be on the panel to discuss her involvement in the Housing Justice Research Project. 

The discussion will take place at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings St. For full details and to RSVP, visit

Law & Social Justice Forum: Feb 5, 2015 @ Law Courts Inn

Please join us on February 5, 2015 for the Law and Social Justice Form, taking place at the Law Courts Inn, 6-8 pm.  This event has been organized jointly by the Career Services Office, the Careers Committee and Pro Bono Students Canada (“PBSC”) to provide students who are interested in pursuing a career in public interest law with the opportunity to receive practical career advice from practitioners, to network with practitioners from public interest organizations, and to learn about summering, articling and volunteer positions.  

Over 40 representatives from 25 organizations will be in attendance, including Abortion Rights Coaltion of Canada, Access Pro Bono, Artists Legal Outreach, Atira Women's Resource Society, Battered Women's Support Services, BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support, BC Civil Liberties Association, BC Human Rights Coalition, Canadian Centre for Elder Law, BC PIAC, CHIMO Crisis Services, Community Legal Assistance Society, Courthouse Library Society, Disability Alliance BC, Ecojustice Canada, First United Church, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice, John Howard Society, Law Foundation of BC, Legal Services Society of BC, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, People's law School, Pivot Legal Society, Positive Living Society of BC, Prisoner's Legal Services Society, UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, and West Coast Environmental Law.

The event will feature presentations by Amber Prince (Atira Women's Resource Society) and Erin Pritchard (BC PIAC), and will be moderated by Professor Efrat Arbel.

Thanks to the Career Services Office and Probono Students Canada for organizing this wonderful evening, and especially to three student volunteerds for their leadership in coordinating this event: Kevin Hennessy (PBSC Coordinator), Alexandra Russell (PBSC Coordinator), and Victor Ryan (Social Justice Representative on the Careers Committee).